I’m glad Arizona is a community property state, because Miss Terry and I share everything. Currently, she is sharing my cold. I’m not sure how grateful she is for that, but the good news is I’m feeling a lot better! In fact, if Terry weren’t so stubborn, I’d be able to pamper her and take care of her like she does me. But she is not having any of that. Every every time I get within three feet of her she holds her hand up palm forward and says “Don’t touch me!
Yes, she’s really got it bad and I feel terrible for her, because I know just exactly what she is going through. Hopefully it will run its course in another day or two and she will get back to feeling normal.
Sometimes when all our plans go astray, it turns out that fate didn’t want us to do what we were planning anyhow. I’ve been fretting because being sick put me behind with the new issue, but when I talked to the production manager at our printer back in Michigan, she told me they have had some scheduling problems and probably couldn’t have gotten me on the press any sooner anyhow.
I knocked out another fourteen pages yesterday and am making up for lost time. I stopped long enough to run to the post office and drop off a couple of orders, but aside from that I pretty much lived at my desk. Since getting our new iMac computers, production is really much easier and goes a lot faster. There are few little quirks that I don’t like, and as time goes on I’m sure I’ll find ways around them, but overall it’s still a much better experience than using my Windows PC.
Well I knew it wouldn’t last forever, and yesterday Big Lake finally dropped out of the Top 100 for Amazon Kindle e-books. It dropped down to 104, crawled its way back up to 96, and then dropped down to 101 the last time I looked. It’s been a great run, 75 days in the Top 100. I have nothing to complain about.
After announcing that I now have my new book, Big Lake Lynching, available for the Nook, I got several orders yesterday. If you have a Nook, you can log onto www.PayPal.com and send a payment of $2.99 to [email protected] and I’ll e-mail it to you.
When I wrote about our upcoming rally in Yuma yesterday, I forgot something very important; our annual Cactus Queen Beauty Contest. If you haven’t seen this event, it’s really a hoot! We get half a dozen guys, dress them up as gals, I write a brief bio on each of them and they come prancing their way across the stage, hoping to win our hearts and the crown. Each year we have to shanghai enough men to participate, and they all swear they’re not going to do it. But the funny thing is, when we finally do get them up there, they have more fun than anybody else!
So ladies, your job is to get me some recruits. Sweet talk that handsome fella you live with into joining in the fun. Yeah I know, he’s going to say no way at first, but work your feminine wiles on him and I know you can convince him to do it. It’s all a lot of fun, and after the contest the “ladies” collect money from the audience, which is donated to a charity.
Time is really flying by and it won’t be long now until we leave for Yuma to start getting set up for the rally. It’s going to be a lot of work, a lot of fun, and we’re really looking forward to seeing all of our friends.
Thought For The Day – Organized people are just too lazy to look for things.